Milton may have the look and feel of a bedroom community, but it’s known for a lot more than armoires and alarm clocks. The city is a nature lover’s nirvana, with more than its share of trails, parks, and conservation areas. The Bruce Trail, which runs along the edge of the super-scenic Niagara Escarpment, is popular among hardcore hikers and weekend strollers alike. Crawford Lake Conservation Area is one of Ontario’s most picturesque natural attractions, featuring pristine waters, numerous hiking and skiing trails, and stellar views of the Escarpment. The sandy beaches of Lake Kelso are a popular haunt during the warm-weather months, while the Glen Eden ski, snowboarding, and snow tubing area is a must-experience during the winter season. The city is also home to a horse racing facility, BMX track, 8 golf courses, 380 acres of parkland, and countless scenic views.
The historic downtown area, with its charming small town vibe, is undoubtedly the heart of the city. More than 170 shops, restaurants, and bars line its streets, making it the perfect place to shop, dine, bar hop, or people-watch. It’s also home to numerous annual festivals and gatherings, including Downtown for the Holidays and the Downtown Milton Street Festival.
In the mood to really get crazy and have one of those nights you’ll never forget (or maybe just can’t remember)? Milton itself is, like most largely residential areas, somewhat mild once the sun goes down, but with Toronto less than an hour away, you’re never far from all the after-hours entertainment your heart could ever desire.